Early Venetian Lute Music

Early Venetian Lute Music

by Christopher Wilson

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2000
Label: Naxos
UPC: 0730099469425
catalogNumber: 8553694
Rank: 106281

Tracks

  1. Calata ala spagnola ditto terzetti, for lute
  2. Tastar de corde, Recercar dietro, for lute
  3. Pavana alla Veneziana for ensemble
  4. Work(s): Unspecified Recercar for lute (1)
  5. Jay pris amours, for 2 lutes
  6. Work(s): Unspecified Recercar for lute (1)
  7. La Bernardina de Josquin, for 2 lutes
  8. Recercar quinto, for lute
  9. Canto bello, for lute
  10. La vilanela, for lute
  11. O mia cieca e dura sorte (after Marchetto Cara), for lute
  12. Che farala, che dirala (after Don Michele Vicentino), for lute
  13. Non mi negar signora (after Serafino dall'Aquila), for lute
  14. Recercar (early Venetian), for lute
  15. Pavana (early Venetian), for 2 lutes
  16. Calata
  17. Work(s): Unspecified Rececar for lute (2)
  18. Je ne fay, for 2 lutes
  19. Work(s): Unspecified Rececar for lute (2)
  20. De tous biens, for 2 lutes
  21. Tastar de corde, Recercar dietro, for lute
  22. Calata ala spagnola ditto terzetti, for lute
  23. Poi che volse la mia stella (after Bartolomeo Tromboncino), for lute
  24. Laudato dio, for lute
  25. Saltarello and Piva, for 2 lutes

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Early Venetian Lute Music 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
EddieKonczal More than 1 year ago
"Early Venetian Lute Music" journeys back to a time when music printing was in its infancy. Ottaviano Petrucci's early 16th century publications represent the first music to be printed in mass quantities using movable type. This recording draws upon Petrucci's books as well as Vincenzo Capirola's manuscript of his own works dating from approximately 1517. The result is an expertly performed set of early lute music that should easily appeal to modern ears. Renaissance lute music bridges the worlds of popular and courtly music. Lutenists absorbed popular dance music and adapted it to entertain their courtly audiences. Examples include Joan Ambrosio Dalza's lively "Calata No. 3 a la spagnola," and his "Pavana alla veneziana," a miniature suite with movements that progress from a stately duple meter to a fast triple meter. Several dances are preceded by "recercars," preludes which usually exhibit an improvisatory quality (as heard in Dalza's "Tastar de corde"). We also hear arrangements of popular vocal works, such as Francesco Spinacino's "Jay pris amours," that feature busy melodies supported by a slower-moving accompaniment. Lutenist Christopher Wilson, a veteran of the early music scene, beautifully captures the charming beauty of these works. Though the music presents an opportunity for a display of virtuosity, Wilson prefers a gentler approach; his tone is somewhat muted, and an atmospheric echo softens the overall sound. On several tracks, he is ably accompanied by second lutenist Shirley Rumsey. Don't be scared off by the "early music" label; the graceful charm of "Early Venetian Lute Music" should satisfy newcomers to Renaissance music as well as aficionados. Listen to it for enjoyment, for edification, or for both.